Tuesday 13 October 2009

Private Samuel Hill

Born on 8 July 1883 in Devon, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Catharine Crewe, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as groom, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 3 inches, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 February 1915 (number 410110) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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